Washington (Agencies): The US, Pakistan and Afghanistan will hold their first trilateral discussion in nearly two years later this month to discuss peace and security in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region.

Foreign Ministers of Pakistan and Afghanistan–Shah Mahmood Qureshi and Zalmai Rassoul respectively—and US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will partake in the meeting to be held from February 23 to 25.

"The trilateral process has been a key part of a sustained and comprehensive engagement to strengthen partnership and cooperation towards a secure, stable and prosperous Afghanistan and Pakistan," stated Abduljalil Ghafoory, the spokesperson of the Afghan embassy in the US.

"The meeting, which underscores the three Governments' strong support for the stability and development in Afghanistan and Pakistan, provides a chance for Afghanistan and Pakistan to affirm their mutual commitment to an enhanced bilateral dialogue on security, economic and social issues," Ghafoory said.

The meeting represents an excellent opportunity for both sides to focus on shared interests and boost regional stability, development and mutual trust, he added.